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If I Lose Power From The Utility Company, Will My Solar Still Work?

Akanksha Gupta | July 23, 2021

If I Lose Power From The Utility Company, Will My Solar Still Work?

Given its various benefits, many homeowners are switching to solar power these days. One of the major questions that they have is what happens when there is a sudden power outage from the utility company. The answer to the question depends on the type of solar unit you purchase. Let us understand it in detail.

Do Solar Panels Work During A Power Outage?

The solar panels that are installed on the roof will continue to absorb solar energy and generate electricity during power outages. However, if the solar unit does not have a solar battery, it won’t be possible to use the solar energy generated to power the electricals in your home. For safety reasons, the solar unit will automatically stop functioning if there is no battery installed in it. In a nutshell, your solar unit alone won’t work during a power outage.

How To Make The Solar System Work During A Power Outage?

There are two ways by which you can make the solar unit at your home work during a power outage. The first option is to install an off-grid solar system. This type of system is not connected to the utility grid. The off-grid solar system has batteries that store electricity which is used to power your home during cloudy days. The drawback is that if the battery runs out of stored energy, it will stop functioning.

The second option is to install a grid-tied system that has backup to power your home when the grid is down. The unused power will be stored in the battery and backup panel which will continue to power your home. Solar battery storage is the best way to make your solar panels work during power outages.

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Are you worried about frequent power outages at your home? Planning to use solar energy for home? Call us today to speak to our solar experts. We can come up with a customized plan that will meet your specific power requirements.

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